NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams is willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide...
Trump targets Biden after former VP’s verbal slip
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is targeting Joe Biden after the former vice president made a verbal slip about a potential 2020 presidential bid.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off...
The Latest: Biden’s verbal slip draws Democrats’ cheers
The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times Eastern):
A slip of the tongue by former Vice President Joe Biden might suggest he's leaning toward running...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest...
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political world may have to wait yet another "few weeks" to learn whether one of the biggest names in Democratic politics is running for president.
NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden isn't a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who could help him...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, announced Tuesday that he will not join the crowded field of Democrats running for president in...
SEATTLE (AP) — Declaring climate change the nation's most pressing issue, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his 2020 Democratic presidential bid on Friday with a promise to refocus American...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's tendency to talk about his good relationships with Republicans landed him in trouble Thursday when he called his successor, Mike Pence, a...
Biden: ‘The most important people in my life want me to run’
NEW YORK (AP) — Stepping further toward a 2020 presidential run than he ever has before, former Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that his family — including his grandchildren — are...
Biden’s 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand
WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and...
O’Rourke won’t rule out being vice presidential candidate
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the...
Biden: Longtime Rep. John Dingell treated all with ‘dignity’
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health care meant more than just good health. Both were about dignity, former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday while eulogizing the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history.
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As Democratic field expands, Biden waits on the sidelines
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the 2020 presidential campaign's first contest.
Public visitation to be held for longtime Rep. John Dingell
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A public visitation will be held in Michigan to honor John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, who died last week at age 92.
The visitation will be Monday at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in his hometown of Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. A funeral will be held Tuesday at a local church.
Bloomberg to announce 2020 decision by end of month
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that he'll decide by the end of the month whether to seek the presidency.
The 76-year-old businessman, one of the richest men in the world, has been openly contemplating a Democratic White House bid since late last year. In an interview with The Associated Press, Bloomberg said he has "three more weeks" to make his decision in line with his plan to announce his intentions before the end of February.
King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage.
Biden, Bloomberg speak at MLK Day event
MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats
Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race.
At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend events and talk about what King's legacy means to Americans in 2019.
Bloomberg believes he can be elected president despite age
TORONTO (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that if he decides to run for president he can still win despite being older.
The 76-year-old billionaire said there is a thought in America that if you are over 50, white and male you are never going to get elected, but he disagrees. He said during a question and answer session at the University of Toronto that people still want maturity, experience and accomplishment.
Karen Pence teaching art at religious school in Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's back to school for Karen Pence, Vice President Mike Pence's wife.
Mrs. Pence began teaching art to elementary students at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia on Tuesday. Mrs. Pence accepted the job in December and was to have rebooted her teaching career on Monday. But classes were canceled after a heavy weekend snowfall across the Washington region.
Her office says she'll teach twice a week until May.
GOP’s John Kasich joins CNN as commentator
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says he's joined CNN as a political commentator.
The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender.
Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he will begin immediately as a regular contributor on the cable news network.
2020 Democratic primary set to intensify
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode.
Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners.
Cuomo: Biden makes ‘best case’ for president among Democrats
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Of all the Democrats considered potential candidates for president in two years, former Vice President Joe Biden makes the "best case," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
Cuomo, a Democrat who begin his third term as governor on Tuesday, said Biden demonstrates the credibility that he said any Democrat must have in order to prevail in 2020.
After Year of the Woman, 2020 buzz so far focuses on the men
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year defined by the political power of women is ending with men enjoying much of the attention.
For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run
As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.
Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the University of Utah.
Biden, 76, was greeted with a standing ovation as he took the stage amid speculation about whether he will launch his own 2020 campaign for president.
AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking.
Biden urges political engagement in Brown University speech
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to more than 2,000 Brown University students this week, criticizing partisan politics and urging students to look toward the future.
Biden spoke Monday at the university's Pizzitola Sports Center, arguing that a perceived political breakdown was caused by nationalism and "phony populism."
Ex-VP Biden vows to stay involved, but no talk of presidency
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he promised his dying son Beau he would not retreat from life after his son's death and he promised he would stay engaged.
Biden made the comments during an appearance in Vermont that is part of his ongoing tour promoting his book, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose," which he wrote after Beau Biden's 2015 death from cancer.
Biden says he’s the most qualified person to be president
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president.
The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula, as he considers a 2020 challenge to President Donald Trump.
Biden says nobody should run for president unless they believe they are qualified. He says he'll decide within two months.
Former vice president Joe Biden to speak in Utah on Dec. 13
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah later this month.
The university announced Monday that Biden will deliver a speech on Dec. 13 at the Salt Lake City campus. After he talks, he'll take pre-submitted questions in a question-and-answer session.
The university says Biden will speak about "purpose" and reference his 2017 memoir.
Biden extolls rule of law during speech in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil and constitutional rights are under "unrelenting attack," former Vice President Joe Biden said during a speech Saturday at which he remembered former President George H.W. Bush as a man of class and decency.
Biden spoke at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, law school fundraiser, where he also rallied for the rule of law.
Missoula County to bill politicians for law enforcement cost
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula County commissioners have approved a policy to charge organizers of large political campaign events for the cost of additional law enforcement services.
The policy approved Wednesday came followed a recent visit by President Donald Trump to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. The sheriff's department spent nearly $13,000 in providing security. The county sent a bill to Rosendale's campaign, but did not receive a response.
Big names weigh in on final unresolved US Senate election
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — High-profile politicians are throwing their support to candidates in a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi, the last unresolved Senate race of the federal midterms.
President Donald Trump on Monday repeated his endorsement of Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to office in April to serve temporarily. She is facing an increasingly intense challenge from Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. secretary of agriculture.
Former Vice President Joe Biden adopts new dog
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has a new four-legged family member.
The Delaware Humane Association said Saturday that Biden and his wife, Jill, have adopted a 10-month-old German Shepherd named Major.
Director of Animal Care Kerry Bruni said the Bidens had been providing foster care for the dog in their home for several months and were ready to make the adoption official.
George W. Bush, Laura Bush honored for work with veterans
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush were awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their work with U.S. military veterans since leaving the White House.
Federal judge Conaboy dies in Pennsylvania at age 93
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Senior U.S. District Judge Richard P. Conaboy has died at a Pennsylvania hospital. He was 93.
His son-in-law Larry Moran, Sr., says Conaboy passed away Friday morning at Scranton Regional Hospital. He says Conaboy died with his wife holding his hand and surrounded by his 12 children. He didn't give a cause of death.
How an investigation into a series of package bombs unfolded
NEW YORK (AP) — A week of mail bombs started with a single suspicious package in a billionaire's mailbox. In the days that followed, at least a dozen more suspected explosive devices were found, all of them targeting high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. On Friday, as still more suspected devices were being investigated, authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, who they say had used social media and the exterior of his van to rail against Democrats and CNN.
The Latest: Florida man accused of sending mail bombs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local):
Federal authorities have captured a Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump and accused him of sending at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats.
Investigators dig for bomb motive, warn more could be found
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election Day.
The Latest: Police: Latest package sighting was false alarm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local):
The New York Police Department says a report of two unattended packages at the Time Warner Center was a false alarm.
The NYPD had said it had evaluated the packages "as a precaution" on Thursday night.